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REVIEW: Steve Turre, 'Colors for the Masters,' Smoke Sessions Records >>

Trombonist/Composer Steve Turre is not only creating 'Colors for the Masters' (Smoke Sessions Records)...but colors WITH the masters. Yeah, this session must have smoked alright! One of the greatest living trombone men, Steve Turre, has, as his core band, none other than bassist Ron Carter, pianist Kenny Barron and drummer Jimmy Cobb, masters all, on five originals and five standards.

Kenny Barron

REVIEW: Kenny Barron Trio, 'Book of Intuition,' impulse! Records >>

Every year since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) names who it feels are Jazz Masters. Pianist/composer Kenny Barron, 72, was awarded his in 2010. His 40+ albums as a leader, his hundreds of sessions and concerts-most notably in the bands of Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz-make this Philadelphia native the perfect NEA pick. On 'Book Of Intuition,' he performs like the master he is.

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